Contact: Britt Faulstick
Caption: The Dual Action Virolytic Entry Inhibitor (DAVEI) molecule tricks HIV into popping itself by making it behave as if it's attached to a healthy cell. DAVEI triggers the virus to fire its protein spike and release its RNA into oblivion, thereby rendering it inert.
Credit: Drexel University
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